UBC's Sydney Jennings (centre) will get a chance to watch her former high school team, the Kitsilano Blue Demons, when the 'Birds host the inaugural Kick-Off Classic high school soccer tourney Thursday and Friday. (Richard Lam/UBC athletics)
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Kick-Off Classic: Girls high school soccer opens with showcase tourney at UBC

VANCOUVER — To the masses, the annual opening of the B.C. girls high school soccer has seemed to be nothing more than a rumour.

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Big 10 pre-preseason hoop rankings! Holy Cross, Brentwood, Abbotsford top charts

Welcome to the off-season.The high school championships have concluded and now, it’s time to start thimijng about next season.Here are pre-preseason Top 10s for three of the seven B.C. boys and girls high school basketball tiers.The boys Quad-A poll was pulled together on five sets of submitted rankings, including my own and the top three […]

Ty Rowell, Walnut Grove's star senior guard, was one half an epic clash at the LEC against Kelowna. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Quad A: Gators, Owls clash reminds us all why we care so much about our high school game

LANGLEY — Sometimes, on those nights when the basketball gods deem it time, the things that allow a most beautiful game to achieve a heightened state of existence unfold before our eyes and remind us why we care so much.

Rick Hansen Hurricanes' guard and tourney MVP Josh Dhillon got the ride of his life after being carried by fans in the aftermath of victory Saturday at the LEC. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Triple A: For ‘Canes, mind over matter more than a mantra, Hansen claims first B.C. title

LANGLEY — It was a championship game that started out about as slow the morning traffic trying to make its way down a snowy Highway 1 West from the eastern part of the Fraser Valley towards Langley.

SMUS' Jasper Bosley tries to slow the progress of Brentwood College guard Brenan Sullivan in BC Triple A final Saturday in Langley. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Double A: Sullivan’s triples cripple SMUS, send Brentwood to first BC varsity hoops title

LANGLEY — Brendan Sullivan wasn’t thinking about his form, his technique or any of the intangibles that have turned him into a clutch shooter.“I saw the shot-clock running down, I was trying to run a play, but I just ended hucking it up,” the Grade 11 guard said. “I just had faith and apparently it […]

B.C. Christian's Harry Oghomienor became the first Grade 8 ever named a BC senior varsity basketball championship MVP. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for VarsityLetters.ca)
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B.C. Christian Panthers win provincial 1A title with eclectic collection of hoop parts

LANGLEY — A senior who picked the perfect time to have the shooting performance of his life.A basketball lifer who found a new team to coach and wound up taking them right to the top.And, against all odds, the first Grade 8 to ever be named the MVP of a B.C. senior varsity basketball championship […]

The Holy Cross Crusaders gave chase to Ty Rowell and the Walnut Grove Gators on Friday at the LEC. (Wilson Wong, UBC athletics for VarsityLetters.ca)
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Quad A: Grove v. Kelowna, Ty v. Mace, a final that looks like “…a treat, a basketball treat”

LANGLEY — In their senior seasons, on the province’s two best teams, and now, facing each other in the final game of their respective high school basketball careers.Go on, say it: Today is the day for Ty Rowell vs. Mason Bourcier.

Jamison Schulz-Francisco (left) of the SMUS Blue Jags is chased by by King George Dragons' Chris Bouseh on Friday at the LEC. (VarsityLetters.ca photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Double-A: All-Island derby for BC title as SMUS and Brentwood prep for battle

LANGLEY — The favourites and the survivors.Mill’s Bay’s No. 1 tournament seed, Brentwood College, along with Victoria’s St. Michael’s University School Blue Jags

Kelowna Christian's Carter Martens (left) and Cruz Anderson guard Ron Pettigrew's Garrett Tower during B.C. 1A semifinal on Friday in Langley. (VarsityLetters.ca photo by Howard Tsumura)
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Single-A: KCS Knights upset No. 1 Pettigrew, title clash next with PoCo’s Panthers

LANGLEY — It’s the Kelowna Christian Lightning against the B.C. Christian in Saturday’s Single-A championship final.Here’s our look at Friday’s two semifinal games:KELOWNA CHRISTIAN 75 RON PETTIGREW CHRISTIAN 72 (OT)LANGLEY — The defending B.C. champs, a wire-to-wire No. 1 in the B.C. rankings, and the tier’s No. 1 seed, Dawson Creeks’ Ron Pettigrew Christian Lions […]